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Tasmania is the only island State of Australia, and too often overlooked by visiting travellers. This unique place has some stunning mountain ranges, incredibly beautiful and deserted beaches and restaurants that could compete with the world’s best. A fifth of the State is World Heritage listed National Park, making it a haven for walking and biking. Tasmania has a thriving creative culture, a rich history and great food and wine.
Accommodation is generally in smaller, very friendly places where you are likely to meet the locals and become part of their everyday lives. This tour covers all the key areas of Tasmania and perfect for those who want to find out more about this intriguing island. Enjoy all it has to offer.
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Highlights & Inclusions
DAY 1 - HOBART TO STRAHAN APPROX. 298km (185 miles)
Leave Hobart and head northwest to the fishing village of Strahan, the launching point for cruises on the magnificent Gordon River. Overlooking the second biggest harbour in Australia, this pretty little town, with its many new developments, still retains its heritage and cultural charm.
ACCOMMODATION: STRAHAN – 2 NIGHTS
DAY 2 – STRAHAN
Today is at leisure for you to explore Strahan and the surrounding region.
DAY 3 - STRAHAN TO CRADLE MOUNTAIN APPROX. 150km (93 miles)
Depart Strahan, to travel northeast to Cradle Mountain and the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair national Park. With its many lakes and mountain peaks, the area is famous for its magnificent alpine scenery and the park is listed by the World Heritage Commission as one of the most precious places on the planet.
ACCOMMODATION: CRADLE MOUNTAIN – 2 NIGHTS
DAY 4 – CRADLE MOUNTAIN
Today is at leisure at Cradle Mountain.
DAY 5 - CRADLE MOUNTAIN TO LAUNCESTON APPROX. 157km (98 miles)
Today you leave Cradle Mountain to travel northeast to Launceston, an ideal base from which to discover and experience the ‘essential Tasmania’. Here you are spoilt for choice with historic villages, National Trust properties, wilderness, arts, crafts, country markets, national parks, spectacular coastline, breathtaking scenery and the internationally-acclaimed food and wine, grown locally in the clean environment of the Valley.
ACCOMMODATION: LAUNCESTON – 1 NIGHT
DAY 6 - LAUNCESTON TO FREYCINET NP APPROX. 295kms (183 miles)
Depart Launceston and travel to Freycinet National Park.
The rugged and beautiful Freycinet Peninsula, jutting out from the sea on Tasmania's east coast, consists of knuckles of granite mountains all but surrounded by azure bays and white sand beaches. The dramatic peaks of the Hazards welcome you as you enter the park.
ACCOMMODATION: FREYCINET NP OR SWANSEA – 2 NIGHTS
DAY 7 – FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
Today is at leisure to enjoy Freycinet National Park.
DAY 8 – FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK TO HOBART APPROX. km ( miles)
Today you return to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, and Australia’s southern-most capital city and home to Australia’s oldest bridge in Richmond. Hobart is a small and unspoiled bastion of European lifestyle with much of environs reminiscent of England. Depart Hobart or stay on and perhaps try the fabulous Walk of Fire.